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Join us for the 2021 OPA World Championship Powerboat RACES held again this year as the Keystone Event of Englewood Beach Waterfest. This year presented by North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina!

We start this year’s event weekend with PowerUP, the kickoff party held at The Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina on THURSDAY Nov 18th, from 5-10pm, with LIVE Music from Coastal JAMZ, Waterfest Merchandise, food, RUM Tasting with Papa’s Pilar Rum, and the introduction of this year’s RACE Cocktail! Come and get a chance to rub elbows with some of the race teams, and organizers of this year’s event!

Check out this year’s COMPLETE schedule of events (some subject to change, please check Facebook and website for details)

Nov 18th – PowerUP – 5pm Party Start

Nov 19th – Block Party – Englewood Shopping Center 5-10pm LIVE remote with iHeart radio, food, drinks and BOATS!

Nov 20th – Gates open at 10am World Championship Races Start at 10:30am Family Conservation Center (FCC) 10am Food Court Area Opens at 10am Nov 21st – World Championship Races continue at 10:30am

General Admission Tickets available online for both days for only $20 (at the gate $25) Children’s Tickets are FREE (with a paying adult)VIP Tickets are LIMITED so buy yours today!

Visit www.EnglewoodBeachWaterfest.com for TICKETS, and more information on Event Details!

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Offshore Powerboat World Championships return to Englewood Beach Waterfest, Nov. 18-21

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ENGLEWOOD BEACH – The Offshore Powerboat Association World Championships returns to Englewood Beach, as part of Englewood Beach Waterfest, slated for Nov. 18-21. 

In 2019, the last time Englewood hosted that race – which is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 – it featured more than 70 boats and had become the largest race on the circuit. 

The race can attract up to 40,000 people, with more than a half-million people in the Midwest watching on livestream. 

Steve Gardiner, president of the Englewood Beach Waterfest Inc. board of directors, has previously said that translated into an $8 million impact on the local economy. 

NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina, based in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the keystone sponsor. 

“They've signed on to be our primary sponsors for this year and for next and they also have a boat racing, Gardiner said. “They’re in it with both feet up to their hips.” 

The resort is both seeking to draw people to South Carolina and contemplating expanding into Florida, Gardiner said. 

After a slow start with local sponsors, those have picked up, too. “This is the best year we’ve had for sponsorships, ever,” Gardiner said. 

Earlier: Englewood Beach Waterfest canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19

The nonprofit Englewood Beach Waterfest also distributes money to other area nonprofits. 

In 2019, it gave $7,500 to six different local nonprofits. 

More than 60 boats – including between four and six entries in the unlimited super boat class – have expressed interest in racing. More than 70 are anticipated to show up on race weekend.

That field will likely be affected by what happens in Key West, Nov. 7-14, at the Race World Offshore World Championships. If a boat wrecks or develops problems then, there’s not enough time to recover and be ready for Englewood Beach. 

Some racers may opt out of Key West because of cost. 

“We were told by some of the racers that they’re not going to go to Key West because its’ expensive to race there with hotel prices, so they’re skipping it,” Gardiner said. 

Tickets for Waterfest are $20 online at  www.englewoodbeachwaterfest.com   or $25 at the gate, and include parking and bus transportation to Englewood Beach, where parking is always limited. 

Children 12 and younger are free but do need a children’s ticket. 

Online ticket sales end at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19. 

VIP passes of $100 for one day or $150 for both days include parking and transportation as well as a VIP tent and complimentary food, mixed drinks, beer and wine. 

Busses run from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are two distinct routes. The red route bus starts at the Elks Lodge, then travels to Englewood Shopping Center by Obee’s and the SunTrust Bank to the beach. 

The green route travels from Lemon Bay High School to Beach Road Bistro and then the beach. 

There are no coolers, alcohol or pets permitted on the buses or at the beach. 

Gardiner noted that there are still spaces available for food trucks at the beach, and Sunday volunteers are also needed. 

Volunteers typically meet Nov. 17 at the Elks Lodge for an orientation and to receive a T-shirt. Volunteers and vendors can sign up and learn more on the web site. 

For more information on either, call 941-473-9795 or email [email protected].  

Events include a Pre-Race Party, PowerUp from 5 to 10 p.m., Nov. 18; and the Waterfest Block Party from 5 to 9 a.m., Nov. 19 at Englewood Shopping Center, 262 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 

Related: Dearborn Street businesses put best foot forward ahead of road construction

The shopping center is standing in for Dearborn Street as the Block Party location this year, while Dearborn Avenue is under construction. 

“We can probably get 50 to 60 boats in there,” Gardiner said, then added that Waterfest has rented generators and lights, to illuminate the parking lot. 

Between 11 and 14 classes of boats will race both Nov. 20 and 21. Races start at 10 a.m., while gates open a 9 a.m. 

Waterfest Village on Englewood Beach will be open Friday, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Mote Marine Laboratory will have six exhibits at the village, while others will be from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Friends of Stump Pass, Josh the Otter and the Lemon Bay Conservancy and the Peace River Wildlife Center with Luna the Owl. 

Other children’s activities include face painting, a butterfly encounter, sand art and a scavenger hunt. 

As for the races, as many as four different boat classes may be on the 4.3-mile offshore course at one time. 

“We re-did the race course this year to bring it in,” Gardine said. “So, it’s really out in front of Englewood Beach.” 

Earle Kimel primarily covers south Sarasota County for the Herald-Tribune and can be reached at [email protected]. Support local journalism with a digital subscription to the Herald-Tribune.

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Englewood Beach Waterfest Announces North Myrtle Beach RV Resort As Keystone Sponsor of the 2021 & 2022 OPA World Championship Race

2021 & 2022 Offshore Powerboat World Championship Race Continues at the Legacy Waterfest Event in Englewood, Florida

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Englewood, FL – Englewood Beach Waterfest is back, and this year’s event promises to be one for the record books! The Englewood Beach Waterfest (EBW) Board of Directors is excited to announce that North Myrtle Beach (NMB) RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina will be the 2021 & 2022 Keystone Sponsor of the event scheduled for November 19-20, 2022 in Englewood, Florida. “We can’t begin to describe the amount of energy and enthusiasm we are experiencing here in Englewood, with the announcement of our partnership with the owners and team at NMB!” said Ray LaBadie,1st Vice-President of the EBW Board of Directors. “Our entire organization has been working hard to build on the momentum we experienced from the record-breaking event in 2021, and we know this year is going to be epic! With all the support from our board, volunteers, and the local and expanded community, we are seeing levels of excitement, and engagement that are momentous!” stated Steve Gardiner, President of the EBW Board of Directors.

Waterfest’s network of volunteers has expanded over the last few years to include hundreds of dedicated individuals, who tirelessly donate thousands of hours to organize and plan the multiple community activities that are associated with the Top 20 Southeast Tourism Society (STS) event every year. The week culminates with the keystone feature, the OPA World Championship Powerboat Race, with record numbers of boat teams and event attendees expected at this year’s race.

“North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina is absolutely thrilled to be the Keystone Sponsor of the 2021 and 2022 Englewood Beach Waterfest and OPA World Championship Powerboat Races. This is the first opportunity we have had to be partnered with such an established event”, stated Jenn Johnson, Marketing Director. “NMB will be entering our boat in this year’s OPA race, as our boating team is looking forward to competing in a safe and fun environment. Having the opportunity to be the Keystone Naming Sponsor is a progressive step for NMB RV Resort, since we opened in 2018. As we continue to expand our location, we are adding new amenities, supporting our boating team, and now becoming the Keystone Naming Sponsor of Waterfest. This means so much to our family-owned business.” Johnson further added.

The EBW Board and team of volunteers have successfully executed a Poker Run event in March of this year, with another Pirate-themed Poker Run scheduled for Saturday, September 18th. With all the scheduled events, the organization is anticipating another record-setting Waterfest event this November. Supporters are encouraged to visit the website and social media pages regularly to stay up to date on information and resources for all upcoming events.

Visit www.EnglewoodBeachWaterfest.com or follow-on Facebook and Instagram:

@englewoodbeachwaterfest @ebwaterfest

Englewood Beach Waterfest Inc . is a 501c3 Florida Corporation whose mission is to stage spectator events, participant competitions and educational forums that showcase Englewood’s unique water resources and recreational opportunities. Proceeds benefit local charities, with a focus on water conservation and recreation.

North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock is in beautiful Little River, South Carolina, North Myrtle and is a one-of-a-kind luxury camping experience. Since opening in 2018 NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina has been the leader in luxury family camping, winning “Best of the Beach” in 2019.  With 134 extra-large, paved campsites, 58 wet slips to dock your boat, boat and jet ski rentals, fishing, and a pristine oversized swimming pool with a 150-foot water slide and waterfall, as well as a dry dock that can house up to 350 boats. NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina is currently undergoing a major expansion, adding an additional 107 camp sites, Splash Pad, Rock Climbing Wall, and the Grand Strand’s only double Flowrider. With a friendly atmosphere, and treating their guests like family, is the cornerstone of what makes NMB RV Resort and Dry Dock Marina the place where guests want to return year after year.

Please check out the resort via the links below.

www.nmbrvresortanddrydock.com www.facebook.com/Northmyrtlebeachrvresortanddrydock

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Englewood Beach Races Moving Forward

Scheduled for November 17-20, the Englewood Beach Offshore Powerboat Association World Championships in Southwest Florida, are moving ahead as planned. Damage to Englewood Beach and surrounding areas from Hurricane Ian earlier this month had placed the event, which will determine American Power Boat Association and Union Internationale Motonautique world champions in the V-bottom, in jeopardy of cancelation.

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But during last night’s meeting, the Englewood Beach Waterfest board of directors agreed the entire event will go on as planned.

“Waterfest is a go,” said Ray LaBadie, a member of the board and a key planner and point-man for the races. “The meeting was great—everyone was incredibly positive. Everyone from the county commissioners to the Coast Guard to parks and recreation is on board.

“Everything fell into place last night,” he added. “We celebrated after the meeting in the chamber parking lot.”

According to a post on the OPA Facebook page , additional details for the race weekend will be announced in the near future.

“Right now we want to say thank you to Englewood Beach for having us back,” the post read. ”It’s an honor for us to come and support your community.”

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2023 Raceday Events, SAT, NOV 18 & SUN, NOV 19, 2023, 10 AM TO 4 PM Speed, Power and Excitement comes to Englewood, Florida! Watch thrilling offshore powerboat racing from Englewood Beach as boats gather points for the world championship races! This is the World Championships for OPA Racing (Offshore Powerboat Association) with 75+ boats running at speeds up to and over 150 miles per hour. Saturday and Sunday, races start at approximately 10 AM, and the gate opens at 9 AM. Race fans are encouraged to visit Waterfest Village on Englewood Beach during practice days on Friday and also all day on Saturday and Sunday. Cantina & Food Court, Come for the Races and the Family Conservation Center and enjoy the food! Directly on the beach under tents, local restaurants will offer their Seafood and regional cuisine including many of your local favorites. Waterfest will have special fare for the children as well. Throughout the Food Court we will also have all types of traditional festival foods like funnel cakes, snow cones, popcorn, pretzels, ice cream and other delicacies you will enjoy. https://englewoodbeachwaterfest.com/events/raceday/
Last edited by Serious News; 11-18-2023 at 11:51 PM .
*Schedule Subject to Change Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6pm-7pm Volunteer Meeting - Elks Lodge (401 N Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223) DRY PITS OPEN FOR RACER PARKING Thursday, November 16, 2023 Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL) 5pm-10pm POWER-UP PARTY - The Waverly (2095 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL) 5pm Coast Guard Briefing - Food Tent @ Chadwick Park 6pm Water Ops Meeting - Food Tent @ Chadwick Park Friday, November 17, 2023 ALL DAY Arrival of Race Boats; Race Village - (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL) 9am OPA Staff Environmental Briefing - Registration 9am Racer Meeting - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 10am The Carnivore Cup - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 8am-5pm Fueling @ Fuel Truck 10:30am-3pm Registration - 70 Beachcomber Ln, Englewood, FL 10:30am-3pm GPS Registration @ Race Village 10:30am-4pm Race Boat Inspections & Walkthroughs - Race Village 11am Race Control Operational 11am-4pm Crane & Ramp Operational 12pm Qualifying for 450R 12:30pm-3pm Race Boat Testing 5pm-10pm Race Boat Block Party (Dearborn St, Englewood, FL) Leave dry pits: 4pm, Return to pits: 10pm Saturday, November 18, 2023 All Day Race Village open to the Public 7:30am Set Up Course Buoys 7am Team Physicals - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 8am Racer Meeting - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 8am-5pm Fueling @ Fuel Truck 8:30am Rescue & Patrol Fleet briefing (Chadwick Park) 8:30am Crane & Ramp Operational 9am Race Control Operational 9:30am Patrol & Course Fleet on station 10am-5pm RACING - Starts TBD on-site 6:30pm RACE Meet & Greet - TBA Sunday, November 19, 2023 All Day Race Village open to the Public 7:30am Set Up Course Buoys 7am Team Physicals - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 8am Racer Meeting - Beach Tent @ Chadwick Park 8am-1pm Fueling @ Fuel Truck 8:30am Rescue & Patrol Fleet briefing (Chadwick Park) 8:30am Crane & Ramp Operational 9am Race Control Operational 9:30am Patrol & Course Fleet on station 10am-5pm RACING - Starts TBD on-site 7pm Awards Ceremony - SandBar Tiki & Grille (1975 Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)
WATERFEST BLOCK PARTY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023, 5PM TO 10PM Dearborn Street Annual BLOCK PARTY! FREE Admission to the Block Party, where you can see the race boats up close all along Dearborn Street, after our Race Boat PARADE! LIVE Music with Marty Moss at the Dignam Family Stage at Pioneer Park Food Trucks and Merchandise Vendors offering a variety of items for purchase

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Boat racers gearing up for 8th annual Waterfest on Englewood Beach MANASOTA KEY, Fla. — Nearly 100 powerboats will race against each other along the water for the Englewood Beach Waterfest and OPA World Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Competitors traveled from all over the country to compete in the OPA World Championships. At 10 a.m. on Friday over 40 people will race along the beach on Manasota Key near Chadwick Park, wearing inflatable T-Rex costumes for the first-ever Carnivore Cup. At 5 p.m. on Friday night, members of the public can view the powerboats up close at the Block Party on Dearborn Street. The race boats will parade through Downtown Englewood. This is a free event. The OPA World Championships is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 100 powerboats will race against each other, some of them at speeds over 150 miles per hour. Tickets can be bought online here. https://nbc-2.com/news/local/charlot...glewood-beach/
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There were 41 boats registered to run, one of which was having major problems and was not expected to run. There were 37 boats already in the pits.
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The Englewood Beach Waterfest had an impressive number of boats racing for the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) World Championships yesterday.

Rich Wyatt and Hugh Fuller won Unlimited in DF Young with the under powered Miss GEICO taking second.

Throttle-man, Steve Curtis said after:

We were seeing reasonable speed with the 1100 horsepower engines, competing against boats with about 800 more horsepower. We had a sea strainer go which got everything wet, and slowed us down. Tomorrow, we’re going to go out and run as hard as we can, and try to push DF Young. If it’s bumpier, we might have a bit of a chance, so let’s race.

Nick and Austin Scafidi took the Super Stock class honours while FJ Propeller rolled out on a turn mark, both crew members, Jimmie Harrison and Gary Ballough were unharmed.

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    Date: Nov 18 - Nov 19, 2023. Location (s): 2100 N. Beach Road Englewood, FL 34223. Watch thrilling offshore powerboat racing from Englewood Beach as boats gather points for the world championship races! This is the World Championships for OPA Racing (Offshore Powerboat Association) with 75+ boats running at speeds up to and over 150 mph.

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  19. OPA Championship Races

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